Postdoctoral Research Fellow

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than 350 million pounds worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for further significant investment between now and 2016.

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr Jason Reifler on a project examining misperceptions in Europe. This European Research Council (ERC) funded post is available 1 November 2016 to 30 August 2021. The successful applicant will assist with all facets of the project, including (but not limited to): the design and fielding of national surveys and experiments; analysing data; and writing both academic and public facing articles and reports. Teaching is not a primarily responsibility of this position, though opportunities may exist for those wishing to further their professional development in this area. The ideal candidate will have a background in political psychology, public opinion, or political behaviour.

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in a quantitative social science discipline and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to develop survey questionnaires, design experiments, analyse data, prepare ethics/IRB applications and study preregistration documents, help turn results into publishable papers, and present at conferences or public events. Fluency in one or more European languages other than English is advantageous, but not essential.

The starting salary will be from £33,943 up to £38,183 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience

For further information please contact Jason Reifler, e-mail or telephone +44 (01392) 725241.

As part of the online application process you are able to upload one document, please ensure this includes your CV, a covering letter, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (published paper or dissertation chapter).

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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